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Cook up some science in your home with Kitchen Science Lab for Kids. Do physics, chemistry, and biology experiments with tools and ingredients found in any kitchen! At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention. It's simple to do science in your own kitchen, not to mention inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using everyday ingredients. You would never have guessed that science can be as easy as baking.Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together in their own kitchens and backyards. To explore physics, marshmallow slingshots serve as a lesson on the transformation of energy and an egg-throwing experiment demonstrates the law of motion. Kids will learn about microbiology by growing their own microbe zoo on a homemade petri plate. They can even learn about rocket science at home by making and launching bottle rockets, using water and a bike pump. Other projects explore the exciting science of crystals, static electricity, acidification, and solar energy. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups. It's the perfect resource for Girl Scout Brownies looking to earn their Home Scientist badges! Many of the experiments are safe enough for children as young as toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together.
Liz Lee Heinecke has loved science since she was old enough to inspect her first butterfly. After working in molecular biology research for 10 years and earning her master’s degree, she left the lab to kick off a new chapter in her life as a stay-at-home mom. Soon, she found herself sharing her love of science with her three kids as they grew, chronicling their science adventures on her KitchenPantryScientist website. Her desire to share her enthusiasm for science led to a regular segment on her local NBC affiliate, an opportunity to serve as an Earth Ambassador for NASA, and the creation of an iPhone app. Her goal is to make it simple for parents to do science with kids of all ages, and for kids to experiment safely on their own. Liz graduated from Luther College and received her master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition, Outdoor Science Lab for Kids, and STEAM Lab for Kids.